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Joint committee on Conventions - Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 31 October 2006.


Terms of Reference


1  Background

2  Primacy of the Commons, role of the Lords, and Lords reform

3  The Salisbury-Addison convention

4  Reasonable time

5  Exchange of amendments between the Houses - 'ping-pong'

6  Secondary legislation

7  Financial privilege

8  Codification

9  Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1 Members and interests

Appendix 2 Witnesses

Appendix 3 Opposition to Government Bills at Second Reading in the Lords since 1970

Appendix 4 Lords sitting days on Government Bills

Appendix 5 Packaging: Clerks' joint statement and Lords Procedure Committee report

Appendix 6 The House of Lords and the Finance Bill

Appendix 7 Glossary

Formal minutes

13 June 2006
20 June 2006
27 June 2006
4 July 2006
18 July 2006

Written Evidence

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